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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Sunday 9 December 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L5033
MSN: 18435609
First flight: 1950
Total airframe hrs:5333
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:35 km (21.9 mls) NE of Anadyr (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Uelkal Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Anadyr Airport (DYR/UHMA), Russia
While en route from Uelkal to Anadyr, the Li-2 deviated from the prescribed flight path to the left by 8 km. During the descent in clouds, the aircraft impacted a the cloud-covered south-western slope of Gora Ioanna mountain in the Zolotoi khrebet range
at a height of 720 metres.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Uelkal Airport to Anadyr Airport as the crow flies is 162 km (101 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 259th loss
  • 150th fatal accident
  • 30th worst accident (at the time)
  • 32nd worst accident (currently)
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